Shrike the Impaler

Great Lakes Pelican

northern shrike

This Northern Shrike has been frequenting the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Causeway for a while now. I first saw it when Ryan and I took the BSBO Bird Bus for a ride around Magee. That day, it landed perfectly right in sight and, of course, neither of us had our cameras, only binoculars. It was, however, a lifer for me! Ryan noticed that there was a vole in the road from where the shrike was when spotted. We must have ruined its lunch.

A few weeks later, when I was by myself, I was driving down the causeway and I saw the shrike again. There it was, moving across the brush, stopping on the tallest branch of every one along the western dike. It was quick, but luckily this day I was just as fast. I got this shot right before it flew away.

In Lives of North American Birds

View original post 68 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.